60 on 60

How do you celebrate your birthday? Maybe with a day off, some relaxation, or dinner out with someone you love? Well that is not my dad’s style… This year, he and his buddy Ken reached a milestone by turning 60. They decided to celebrate by combining their favorite things: friends and golf…lots of golf. Yesterday, they played 60 holes of golf to mark their milestone. For those of you who aren’t golfers, that is A LOT of golf. As a matter of fact, it is 42 holes more than most people ever play in a day. But, they managed to get 5 other guys to take on the endeavor with them (plus a few who came to pace them along the way). Here are some stats for the day:

  • 7 players
  • 60 holes
  • 16.1 miles walked by each player
  • 11 hours and 20 minutes of golf
  • 97 degree high temperature
  • 20 PB&J sandwiches
  • 15 popsicles
  • 12 box lunches
  • Many, many snacks
  • 6 half gallons of iced tea
  • 3 cases of beer
  • 24 Gatorades
  • 1 bottle of tequila in celebration of birdies
  • 120 pounds of ice
  • 6 support golf carts use
  • Too much water to count…

The crew on the first tee

Ken getting things started, Hole #1

The “Dalai Golfma” Rex, age 71!

The young guys representing

Ali the Cart Girl keeping everyone happy and hydrated

A final toast on the 60th hole

Jack wrapping things up with one last tee shot

I am thrilled to report that we had a successful day with fun for all and no major casualties! This event was a huge testament to how golf can bring people together and create life-long friendships. It also shows how staying fit and active can keep you ready for anything life may throw at you. What a great celebration of two wonderful men!! Happy Birthday to Jack and Ken!

Ali, Kelly & Mary

“Stretch, stay limber, and keep golfing!” ~The Dalai Golfma


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